reading a report where Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine stated that organic veggies and fruit has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food.
I also remember saying to myself, 'That'd be right, go ahead and ruin it for everyone'. I also remember thinking I'd like to come up with a decent retort their research.
Well, as it happens, I was reading Country Life magazine last night and found an article that managed to encapsulate many of my thoughts in a fairly comprehensive fashion.
Below in italics is a copy from page 23 of the August 5, 2009 edition of Country Life.
Better taste, better food, better for us
GOVERNMENT scientists have announced that organic food is no better for you nutritionally than conventional (whatever conventional is) food. For those of you who sit down and look at your plate as a combination of fat, protein and carbohydrate, this may be important news. For the rest of us who enjoy eating, it's irrelevant. For us, food is about taste and trust. What the majority of us really care about is good farming and farming methods. Ask any top chef, and they will tell you that it's the quality of the produce that is the key to great food. Local food is miles better. If the government wants us to eat more healthily, it should spend its energy on promoting good farming methods and it should force supermarkets to sell more locally sourced food. It's great tasting food, not more scientific mumbo jumbo, that will encourage better eating habits and a healthier nation.
I'd like to know what you think. The best potatoes, onions, carrots, beans, toms and more are the ones I've grown in my veggie garden. How about you?
Cheers and happy veggie gardening